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Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Species: tazetta var. chinensis

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Division:
Division 8 - Tazetta

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Orange
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative Lophophora On Mar 11, 2003, Lophophora from Tokyo
Japan wrote:

Unless you must simply have species, you would probably be better off with the various compact N. tazetta hybrids available. This one gets very leggy and sprawls unsightly by mid spring. Not very floriferous considering its size...

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California



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